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Katrina Overview (Updated)

One again, we see the internet is an unbelievable resource whenever these disasters — both manmade or Acts of God — strike. In particular, the images, maps, satellite views and photojournalism are truly astonishing.

Here’s an assortment of perspectives from the media and individual bloggers:



Americares (known as the most efficient relief charity in the U.S.)

Katrina/New Orleans Disaster Relief Aid

The KatrinaHelp Wiki relief page

Yahoo! Red Cross Donation Page

Assistance for Victims

Yahoo: Search for Missing People

I’m Okay

Missing Persons Database (NOLA)

Medical Assistance

Food and Drug Administration

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Red Cross disaster services

•  The American Diabetes Association

•  The American Academy of Pediatrics

(via WSJ’s Medical Checklist for Disasters)

Katrina Blogs


Energy Related

Gulf Oil & Gas Pipelines and Rigs   

Tracking Fuel Costs   

Lousiana Gulf Refiners and other Petrol Interests

Gulf of Mexico: Rig Details

Katrina + Gulf Oil facilities   

Katrina Path and Insurance loss estimates

Satellite Views

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (and here)

Hurricane Katrina Aftermath (orbimage)

•  NASA Hurricane Resource Page

NYT Satellite Photos

Mississippi Flooding & Erosion

Katrina Flooding Seen from Space

New Orleans Satellite Image

Mississippi: Satellite View

New Orleans Drying Out?

Maps and Graphics

Rebuilding New Orleans

Evacuees Relocation

Storm Paths: 2005 and Before

Levee Systems of New Orleans  (NYT)

High-Tech Flood Control, European Style (NYT)

The Levee System Around New Orleans (WP)

New Orleans Elevation Map   

New Orleans Evacuation Routes

Mississippi River Watershed

What a 1938 Hurricane would do to Long Island

US Airline Disruptions

Also, watch these 2 satellite photo providers for their upcoming Katrina coverage:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Historical Media Coverage (Pre-Katrina)

Washing Away (eerily prescient series from THE TIMES-PICAYUNE)

Gone with the Water (Nat’l Georgraphic, October 2004)

NEW ORLEANS IS SINKING (September 11, 2001)

Media Coverage

Katrina News Tracker (free WSJ — no subsciption required) 

The New York Times



The Wall Street Journal (subsciption required)

•  BBC

Yahoo!: Hurricanes & Tropical Storms

Google Katrina News


Hurricane Katrina timeline 

The "city" of Louisiana (Keith Olbermann)   

The big disconnect on New Orleans (CNN) 

FEMA Hurricane Katrina Photo Gallery (talk about ironic juxstaposition!)








New Orlean Katrina Photos





MSNBC gulf coast



AP Video


•  New Orleans TV (WLOX) Aerial

•  Live New Orleans cams

• (See also SVG two, SVG three and SVG four)

Government Resources

Weather, Federal and State Government


I’ll update this page periodically . . .

Category: Weblogs

Katrina Overview (or, we’ve gone Map Crazy, Part IV)

Category: Commodities, Media, Psychology, Science, Weblogs

Tracking Fuel Costs

Category: Commodities, Weblogs

Katrina/New Orleans Disaster Relief Aid

It appears the damage to New Orleans region is far worse than originally expected. As we did with the Tsunami, here are numerous resources that you may find helpful in keeping informed about the damage, and making donations to help survivors:

1) Relief Organizations

Known as the most efficient relief charity in the U.S. (and Non-denominational also)
88 Hamilton Avenue, Stamford, CT USA 06902
Toll Free: 1-800-486-HELP (4357) Phone: 01-203-658-9500

American Red Cross
(You can also donate via or the iTunes Music Store)

Salvation Army

see below for complete list of charities

2) News Coverage

Yahoo! FULL COVERAGE: Hurricanes & Tropical Storms

Google Groups katrina relief aid

The KatrinaHelp Wiki relief page

3) Weather Related Resources

National Hurricane Center

Actual Water Level Measurements, at New Orleans, LA
USGS 073802338 IWW @ I-510 Bridge (Paris Rd)

See this Google Map for location:,+New+Orleans,+LA+70129

National Weather Service graphicsversion/bigmain.html

Hydrologic Information Center (river flooding) /index.html

4) Government Resources

Federal Emergency Management Agency

City of New Orleans

Louisiana Governor’s Office

Mississippi Emergency Management

Louisiana Homeland Security

5) State Government Resources

Louisiana Emergency Road Closures

Mississippi Emergency Road Closures

Alabama Emergency Road Closures

Florida Emergency Road Closures

New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau Update

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Category: Economy, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Investing, Psychology, Weblogs

WSJ: Economists Join Blogging Frontier

Category: Economy, Weblogs

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Category: Weblogs

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Category: Investing, Weblogs

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